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The surname Pettyjohn was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France where they held a family seat in the seigneurie of Rotalier. The main stem of the family would also be elected to the nobility of Bourgogne, and Pierre Petitjean was a counselor in 1751 in the Chambre des Comptes de Bourgogne.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Petitjean, Pettitjean, Pettittjean, PetitJean, PettitJean, PettittJean, Petijean, Pettijean, Pettijean, PetiJean, PettiJean, Pettitjohn, Petijohn, Pettijohn, Pettitjohn, PetitJohn, PettitJohn, PettittJohn, PettyJohn, Petyjohn and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pettyjohn research. Another 162 words (12 lines of text) covering the year 1355 is included under the topic Early Pettyjohn History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Pettyjohn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Pierre Petitjean arrived in Quebec from Aunis on the west coast of France in 1710. This is most likely his point of embarkation, not his home province. Jean PetitJean arrived in Lousiana in 1715. Mr. Petitjean arrived in Louisiana in 1719..

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  1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
  5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  7. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  8. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
  9. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
  10. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
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The Pettyjohn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pettyjohn Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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